Senior SAP Solutions Development Officer (Finance & Treasury)


THE BANK:

Established in 1964, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 81 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries).  The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten-Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5s), all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa.

THE COMPLEX:

The Vice-Presidency, Corporate Services and Human Resources Complex (CHVP), ensures the delivery of efficient, people-centered, client-oriented, corporate services to ensure overall institutional effectiveness in all aspects of the Bank’s corporate services. The Complex leads efforts to ensure the competitiveness of the Bank as the employer of choice and is responsible for providing leadership in the formulation and implementation of Bank’s strategies on people, IT, general services and institutional procurements, language services, business continuity, and health and safety strategies.

THE HIRING DEPARTMENT:

The Corporate Information Technology Services Department’s (CHIS) mission at the Bank is to align the IT delivery strategy along with the Bank’s business strategy to increase the organizational effectiveness through efficient use of the Information Systems (IS).

Under the leadership of the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Information Systems Director, the Information Technology Systems Department is mandated by the Bank to deliver best possible IT services for Bank Staff and help achieve the results that gets the Bank closer to accomplishing its poverty reduction goals in Africa. 

THE POSITION:

Under the guidance of the Manager of the Business Solution Development & Program Management Division  (CHIS.1), the Specialist performs systems configuration, development, and maintenance work in all phases of applications life cycle for the ERP system from business process analysis, process design through testing, implementation, and support primarily in Financial Accounting, Treasury & Financial Integrations.

The Specialist performs functional requirement analysis, functional configurations on Finance & Treasury modules, develops technical specifications, performs application development and unit testing. This includes custom solutions identified along with associated forms, reports, and data views. In addition, this role enables user acceptance testing, develops technical and use documentation, and provides second level technical support in coordination with internal and external partners.


KEY FUNCTIONS:

Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, CHIS.1, the key duties and responsibilities of the Senior SAP Solutions Development Officer (Finance and Treasury) are to:

  1. Perform functional requirement analysis, Functional Configurations on SAP Finance Module, ABAP(RICEFWS), FIORI UI5, O-Data Services, Webservices, REST & SOAP development and maintenance in S4 HANA ERP system and related interfaces primarily in the areas of financial accounting, vendor payments, Asset accounting modules along with integration with other financial modules, human resources, payroll, and travel.
  2. Produce technical specifications and documentation that includes impact analysis, test cases, object dependencies, performance testing and risk analysis. Creates solutions for business and technical problems identified, in accordance with industry standards and African Development Bank resources, rules and regulations.
  3. Perform system maintenance and production support to SAP Finance application systems and Treasury Applications such as Foreign Currency Revaluations (FCV), Accounts Payable (Vendor payments), Asset accounting, Release paths for financial document postings, Payment Proposals, Bank Communication Manager etc. and related interfaces such as Nakisa Integrations for Asset accounting, Concur integrations for Travel postings etc.
  4. Keep abreast of developments within the area of technology advancements in the Financial Technology (FinTech) especially SAP S4HANA, under the guidance of the supervisor. Creates prototypes and proof of concepts as identified to enable decision making.
  5. In coordination with application development teams, align, and contribute to design, development, and documentation standards.
  6. Act as a back-up resource person for other functional areas in the team as and when required.
  7.  Provide support for application development in business areas outside of finance and treasury as required based on priorities.
  8. Perform any other relevant duties assigned by the supervisor.

COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge):

  1. At least Master’s degree in Computer Science, Software Development or related business fields.
  2. At least five (5) years’ experience in SAP ABAP development with at least three (3) years’ experience in SAP S/4 HANA.
  3. Experience of working in a large and complex organization.
  4. Excellent knowledge of SAP configuration and development methods and disciplines.
  5. Full end to end understanding of SAP implementations, development, quality, and production environments in SAP related competencies such as SAP ABAP (RICEF), Workflow, SAP NetWeaver Gateway, FIORI & UI5 in ECC 6.0 and S/4 HANA.
  6. Understanding of relational databases, data storage, and SQL concepts.  Understanding of data structures and data objects.
  7.  Development Experience in SAP Finance (FI) and Treasury modules.
  8. Good understanding and functional experience in Financial integrations with other SAP and NON-SAP modules will be added advantage.
  9. Knowledge in other SAP Modules, non-SAP applications and different technologies will be an added advantage.
  10. ABAP Certification a plus.
  11. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  12. Excellent presentation skills.
  13. Strong interpersonal skills.
  14. Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  15. Knowledge of the Bank’s standard software: Excel, Word, Power Point, MS Project, Access, etc.

 

THIS POSITION DOES NOT ATTRACT INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS. THE POST HOLDER WILL BE CONSIDERED AS A LOCAL STAFF AND WILL THEREFORE NOT HAVE INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT.

ONLY APPLICANTS WHO ARE NATIONALS OF SOUTH AFRICA OR ARE NATIONALS OF MEMBER COUNTRIES OF THE BANK WHO ALREADY HAVE A PRE-EXISTING LEGAL RIGHT TO LIVE AND WORK IN SOUTH AFRICA WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.  THE BANK DOES NOT SPONSOR OR SUPPORT APPLICATIONS FOR WORK PERMITS AND RELOCATION IN RELATION TO THIS POST.

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